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Turning 5 Consultant (Special Education Office, NYC Department of Education)

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New York City Department of Education


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Published 7 days ago

March 15, 2021
$25/hour (starting)

Position Summary: The Kindergarten Transition (Turning Five/T5)

process is the introduction to public school for over 16,000 families each

year. It is the most critical point in setting out the educational experience

for students with disabilities, including determining their needs and

identifying the elementary schools they will attend. It is therefore closely

legally regulated and monitored.


Following an evaluation process, parents or guardians of all NYC preschoolers with

disabilities who are eligible to receive school-age special education services

are notified by mail of recommended services, programs, and placement. The

cross-functional work around this process is essential to ensuring that all

students receive the correct services and school placements in an efficient and

timely manner.


The Turning 5 Consultant is necessary to implement the Turning 5 initiative. S/he will ensure

that all questions and concerns related to case assignment and technical

systems issues raised by district office CSE staff, supervisors of

psychologists, preschool staff, families, and community are addressed. This

includes connecting district office CSE and preschool staff to relevant

procedures and policies to build their capacity and flagging for the Supervisor

of Psychologists and/or CSE teams when clarity may be necessary for their teams

at large. The Turning 5 Consultant will also collaborate with the T5 Project

Lead in addressing Tier 1 issues that come into the Turning 5 Inbox from

families, advocates, and preschool staff. Performs related work.

Position Summary: The Kindergarten Transition (Turning Five/T5)

process is the introduction to public school for over 16,000 families each

year. It is the most critical point in setting out the educational experience

for students with…

Details at a glance

  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
65 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Brooklyn, NY

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